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I have a 91 4runner. When the engine is cool the engine starts no problem. Drive it for about a hour shut if off and the engine won't start until the starter cools off. What could I do to fix this. It has a heat sheild. 3.0 V6 engine.
 

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As starters age they get more sensitive to heat due to internal wear. Sounds like its time for a new starter and some heat wrap along with the sheild to help things out!
 

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Brand new starter? What kind? A cheapo Kragan oe Autozone? If so, take it back and get a new one. Rebuilt starters are not always perfect.
 

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i am having the EXACT same problem with mine. took it to many different shops and they dont even know what the deal is. i also got a brand new (not rebuilt) starter and optima battery and still does it.
 

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Guys. Rebuild the starter.

I think heat-sink (sp?) is the term :confused:
You're looking at the cost of a shop manual, rebuild kit,
and some elbow grease.
Chances are good that it's just the soleniod... maybe more tho.
Check the wires for corrosion/contact.

IMHO starters have a POS ratio of (3:1) :rolleyes: - everytime you buy one (be it new, OEM, or rebuilt) you run the risk of something failing... Again and AGAIN !

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